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Report on evidence-based quality measures and receive performance scores via the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®).

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ASCO’s Oncology Practice Insider provides the latest news, information, and educational tools to assist with the successful management of oncology practice and the delivery of high quality patient care. OPI offers updates on ASCO programs, services, and cancer-related health policy, Medicare news, and billing and coding best practices. To sign up for the biweekly Oncology Practice Insider newsletter, please complete this form.

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Due to a mandatory security update, you may not be able to access qpp.cms.gov if you have an outdated web browser. Click here to see if your browser will allow you to continue to access QPP after the network update. If the page cannot be displayed, it is encouraged that you update your web browser to the most current version before the end of September 2020.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) kicked off its 2020-2021 flu season campaign with new resources to encourage people with Medicare or other CMS health care programs to get their flu shot. CMS is taking additional actions to protect the health of the nation’s seniors from the flu and its associated health complications. This is through a robust campaign aimed at people with Medicare, with a special focus on beneficiaries who experience health disparities.
If you participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2019, your performance feedback, including your MIPS final score and payment adjustment factor(s), is now available for review on the Quality Payment Program website. This final score determines the payment adjustment you will receive in 2021, with a positive, negative, or neutral payment adjustment being applied to the Medicare paid amount for covered professional services furnished by a MIPS eligible clinician in 2021.
Following the lead of President Trump’s emergency declarations for Louisiana and Texas, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar declared public health emergencies in the two states as Hurricane Laura continues its track in the Gulf of Mexico.
ASCO recently submitted comments to CMS on the Medicare and Medicaid Programs; CY 2021 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements; and Home Infusion Therapy Services Requirements (CMS-1730-P) proposed rule.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) will be hosting a webinar on “Understanding Clinical Quality Measures: How CMS is Modernizing its Approach to Digital Measurement”. The webinar will provide an overview of quality measurement, unique features of electronic clinical quality measures and future plans for digitization. The webinar will also address burden reduction, measure reporting considerations and provide information about key resources. The webinar will be offered twice and registration links are provided below:
To protect the Medicare Trust Fund against inappropriate payments, Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) are resuming fee-for-service medical review activities. Beginning August 17, 2020, the MACs are resuming with post-payment reviews of items/services provided before March 1, 2020. The Targeted Probe and Educate program (intensive education to assess provider compliance through up to three rounds of review) will restart later. The MACs will continue to offer detailed review decisions and education as appropriate.
On August 13, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held a listening session on the proposed changes to the CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule which aims at reducing burden, recognizing clinicians for the time they spend taking care of patients, removing unnecessary measures, and making it easier for clinicians to be on the path towards value-based care. During the listening session, CMS experts briefly covered provisions from the proposed rule and addressed clarifying questions to help you formulate written comments for formal submission.